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Black Sheep Squadron 

Baa Baa Black Sheep (original title)
The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Col. Thomas A. Lard 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
W.K. Stratton ...  2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Donald French 36 episodes, 1976-1978
...  Lt. Bob Boyle 34 episodes, 1976-1978
...  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
...  2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson 29 episodes, 1976-1978
James Whitmore Jr. ...  Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 23 episodes, 1976-1977
...  Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
...  Sgt. Micklin / ... 19 episodes, 1977-1978
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Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington is the squadron leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific during World War II. "Pappy" often needs to intercede in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Trivia

As, at the time, there were no genuine A6M "Zero" fighters in flyable condition (this has been rectified only in recent years), all of the Japanese Zeroes depicted were actually American AT-6 "Texan" trainer aircraft that were specially modified to resemble a Zero. See more »

Goofs

Whenever a Zero was shot down by a Corsair, it would bellow white smoke and begin to trail away. In reality, because the Zero did not have self sealing fuel tanks, in would in almost every circumstance burst into flames or explode when shot down. See more »

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Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: Around here, we brush our teeth with Scotch.
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brings back memories i shared with my grand dad a marine.
6 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I remember i was just a kid when i came home from some where and the first episode came on and i watched it with my grand dad i was hooked from then on. my grand dad remembered the black sheep from his days on Guadalcanal and told me about the real Boyington and the black sheep. we knew the TV show was pretty much hokam but we enjoyed the spirit of the show and how good it made us feel. i later was given a copy of the book pappy wrote by my grand mother and i would build corsairs from kits and hang them in my room. i never got to meet pappy before he died but if i ever get back to Arlington national cemetery i will go to his grave as i do grand dads and say a word of thanks. i was also lucky to grow up not far from the little town where Audie Murphy was born in Kingston Texas. and my other favorite military person was general George s Patton Ole blood and guts himself. it is too bad we do not have those type of men around any more but to them all a heartfelt thanks. they were in deed the greatest generation.


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